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Budget bill gives Cabinet veto in pipeline, oil sands projects, say critics

Green Leader Elizabeth May argues the NEB has always had the capacity to overrule findings by any of the review panels it establishes for projects such as the Northern Gateway, but the Budget Implementation Bill will assure investors that regardless of what happens, the Harper government will have the power to override any decision.


  
Feds set Canada back 50 years on environment regulations:critics

But government says ‘responsible resource development is a cornerstone’ of the budget.


  
Feds to focus on economy, opposition parties hunker down on F-35s

The government will move on the budget implementation bill and on trade and copyright bills.


  
F-35 scandal ‘a key point’ in history of this government

And how the next chapter is written could be crucial to determining its long-term fate, says Tory pundit Tim Powers.


  
Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Status of Government Business

  
NDP MP Julian speaks for nearly 12 hours on budget motion, feds to bring in budget bill when House returns

The government’s budget motion, which lays out how it will spend $255-billion this year, gets a filibuster in the Commons.


  
Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Status of Government Business

  
Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Status of government business

  
Restraint budget invests in First Nations, but critics say it’s not enough

Critics say last week’s budget falls short of the necessary funds needed to seriously address education and health issues for Canada’s aboriginal peoples.


  
Feds roll out budget, Cabinet ministers to sell ‘austerity’ measures

They’re on: Cabinet ministers set to sell the ‘quintessential political document of every government.’


  
Opposition parties vow to continue fight against sweeping new omnibus crime law

Ainsley Muller of Express Pardons Canada says the feds’ crackdown on pardons on certain offences ‘doesn’t make any sense.’


  
Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Status of Government Business

  
MPs keep close eye on electoral boundary commissions process, don’t want gerrymandering

NDP House Leader Joe Comartin says party’s closely monitoring electoral redistribution process in Saskatchewan and Alberta.


  
Conservatives’ controversial internet surveillance bill C-30 could be ‘a long time in purgatory’

Massive public backlash against Bill C-30 forces Tories to backtrack, but opposition MPs say police require it to modernize their fight against organized crime. They just want the bill amended.


  
Tories to send Bill C-30 to House Public Safety Committee

The government will send its controversial internet surveillance bill to a Commons committee that includes one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most trusted troubleshooting MPs soon after Parliament reconvenes and MPs return Monday from this week’s recess.


  
Human rights lawyer warns feds’ internet surveillance bill could lead to massive internet sweep

Paul Champ says the government’s new counter-terrorism strategy means protesters and activists could be put under wider surveillance through the provisions of Bill C-30.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Election 2015: Justin Trudeau rally in Gatineau, Que. Sept. 1, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was in Gatineau, Que., to greet supporters at a local Tim Hortons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Quebec Liberal candidates Will Amos (Pontiac), Stéphane Lauzon (Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation), Leader Justin Trudeau (Papineau), Steven MacKinnon (Gatineau) and Greg Fergus (Hull-Aylmer).

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau served up some coffee and donuts to customers and supporters at Tim Hortons in Gatineau, Que.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Justin Trudeau speaks with supporters at at Tim Hortons in Gatineau, Que.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd at Tim Hortons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau pictured with Tim Hortons employees.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau helped serve coffee and donuts to supporters at Tim Hortons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal candidate Steve MacKinnon, running in Gatineau, Que., speaking with Postmedia reporter Lee Berthiaume.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal candidate Greg Fergus, running in Hull-Aylmer, Que., speaks with Postmedia reporter Lee Berthiaume.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks with a Tim Horton's employee.

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